Kenny Ogungbe, Chaka Chaka others to speak at AFRIMA business summit
Renowned South African songstress, Yvonne Chaka Chaka; Nigerian showbiz executive, Kenny Ogungbe; Ugandan music activist and parliamentarian, Bobi Wine, Ghanaian entertainment and media owner, Bola Ray, and others will speak at the 2018 Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS), one of the activities lined up for the 5th All Africa Music Awards (5th AFRIMA-Ghana 2018) scheduled for Thursday, November 22 at the Ballroom, Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City, Accra, Ghana.
Holding under the theme: “African Music in a Global Village: Leveraging the Opportunities”, AMBS is a platform for business networking and interaction among music professionals, music executives, government officials and other stakeholders in the music, arts, entertainment, and financial sectors of Africa. It creates an engaging environment for discussions on how the potentials present in the continent’s music industry can be fully harnessed for socio-economic gains.
The 5th AFRIMA Summit will be opened with a welcome address by Ghana’s minister of tourism, arts and culture, Catherine Afeku. It will also feature a keynote address from the commissioner of social affairs, African Union Commission, Amira Elfadil.
These will be followed by two-panel sessions and each session populated with experienced panellists who have broad-ranging professional practice from the relevant sectors of culture, music and entertainment around the globe.
Yvonne Chaka Chaka will deliver a panel paper on the topic “Africa as a Brand: The Role of Music and Culture”.
Expressing gratitude to AFRIMA for the great opportunity, the South African music icon said “I am happy to show my support for the AFRIMA Awards in Ghana. I always say that I am an African first and we need to support one another.”
The business summit will be followed by AFRIMA Music Village also on November 22 from 5.00 p.m. till dawn at the Independence Square, Accra; a guided tour of notable sites and landmarks in the host city on November 23, and the 5th AFRIMA nominees party from 10.00 p.m.; while the main awards ceremony will hold on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre, Ghana.